Coins Across w/ ring

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Postby Travis » 04/10/11 12:27 AM

Wondering if any of you ladies or gents can point me to a source on performing coins across with 6 coins and a finger ring. I remember Doug Henning performing this on one of his tv specials.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 04/10/11 12:38 AM

? Vernon in the Vernon Book of Magic by Ganson to start.
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Postby Travis » 04/10/11 11:07 AM

Of course. Thanks, Jonathan. I'm a bit embarrassed I didn't realize it was Vernon. Even so, I should've deduced it from the fact that Doug was performing it.
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Postby Jeff Haas » 04/10/11 09:56 PM

There's also a good version by Paul Gertner in his book. Not exactly what you describe but worth considering.
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Postby Travis » 04/10/11 09:57 PM

Jeff, I'm not familiar with the Gertner routine. Is it same props, but different effect altogether?
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Postby Mike Remington » 04/11/11 10:57 AM

This was one of the phases in Slydini's coins across/coins through table routine in Lewis Ganson's The Magic of Slydini.
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Postby castawaydave » 04/11/11 08:22 PM

I have a clip of Doug Henning on Merv Griffin circa 1978, performing 3 coins across; each traveling invisibly one at a time from hand to hand to join his "magic ring" with a clink.
He finishes w/Han Ping Chien causing three to fly at same time--Merv is stunned, and Angie Dickinson audibly gasps in amazement.

I just shot an iPhone video of that old VHS tape--w/crappy tracking after 30 years--and will send it to all who send their email addresses to:
castawaydc@gmail.com
Use Doug on Merv as the subject.

Not great video quality, but I've surely seen worse, and come on: it's Doug on Merv w/Angie late 70s
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Postby Curtis Kam » 04/11/11 08:59 PM

Hmm, Dave's description sounds like Scotty York's coins across with ring, as described in Scotty's "Coins" lecture notes.
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Postby Travis » 04/12/11 01:25 PM

Sent you an email, Dave.
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Postby Travis » 04/14/11 05:54 PM

Dave, still trying to get a copy of the video clip from you. Set you a PM and a couple of emails.
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Postby Travis » 04/19/11 02:23 PM

Anyone been able to reach catawaydave re the video clip he mentioned?
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 04/19/11 02:23 PM

I sent an email and did not receive a reply.
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